Auburnjournal.com - Full Article
Tuesday Sep 30 2014
Local health club helps Schafer overcome broken knee, hip and collarbone
By: Matthew Kimel, Journal sports editor
Daniel Schafer thought he’d never ride again.
In May of 2013, the 70-year-old Auburn resident was involved in a tragic accident along the Western States Trail, tumbling down a steep embankment at the Auburn State Recreation Area while riding his horse.
At the time of the incident, Supervising Park Ranger Scott Liske told the Journal Schafer fell down about 100 feet off the trail near the Ruck-a-Chucky Campground.
“I went off the cliff and when I woke up all I could see was blood,” said Schafer, who was then airlifted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. “I was pretty broken.”
The spill left Schafer with a broken knee, hip and collarbone and about 100 staples in his head and arm. He had plastic surgery on his eye, which needed some 70 stitches..
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